A hooded, sunglasses-wearing Leonardo DiCaprio sparked a brief panic at a Sydney, Australia, jewelry story on Thursday.
The mistaken identify snafu went down at Sydney’s The Family Jewels store where the actor turned up to check out some bling.
“All of a sudden these two big burly guys came into the shop,” store owner Kane Kelfkens told Splash News.
“We saw a hooded figure come in with dark glasses and [my sales assistant Linda] thought, ‘Oh boy, this is serious.’ So, she rushed next door and said, ‘There might be a hold up next door,’ ” he explained. “[She] realized that Leo was the man under the hood. He’d taken off his glasses and she relaxed.”
Despite the brief tense moment, Linda kept her sense of humor about the situation.
“She actually had a bit of a joke with him about thinking that he might have been a thief. When he wanted to a look at one of the necklaces, she said, ‘Don’t you run out the door with that necklace,’ ” he recalled.
Kelfkens said the actor was looking at a $1,600 Nepalese antique necklace adorned with lapis lazuli and coral for his mother.
“One of the best ones we have in the store,” Kane said of the necklace.